Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022
Sunday, 5 June 2022
What a superb four days of celebrations. I am truly humbled by our Queen: to have the dedication to continue a job and to uphold a pledge made at quite a young age without giving up or saying enough is enough is to be applauded. Whatever your views on royalty or wealth 70 years service is a remarkable achievement.
Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Prive has a super design with her season trees - link
Durene Jones has a huge collection of free charts on her Facebook page
The design choice for autumn has so many options but save any spooky stitching for July.
You could stitch pumpkins, leaves, trees, fruit, almost any design could be used.
I have no idea what I'll be stitching for June, or if I will have any time. These are the lovely designs I have already, some were stitched by me, others were exchange gifts.
Happy autumnal stitching.
Tuesday, 31 May 2022
It's been a busy month with plans slightly changed due to the exciting news of our daughter's engagement. I have stitched more than last month but I could have stitched more time allowing.
I haven't stitched many of my own letters but I have finished all I have including the lovely letters from Faith and Lynne. I'll be including them in June's Fully Finished Objects post.
My Temperature SAL is growing, my summer band now has 8 flowers and you can see the warmer colours appearing.
We are on holiday next month in Germany, I wonder how that will appear on the band.
I have been working on my tablecloth, the hardanger edging is taking much longer than I thought. I'm hoping to take it away and at least get to complete it all round.
My time this month has also been taken up sorting and cleaning my late Dad's scouting pennants. It was a tradition in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s to collect a pennant from any camps, either for the event or the place. The pennants have been left in a bag for many years and as there are a few coronation ones I decided it was time to sort, wash and mend them.
I will be mending the coronation ones tomorrow and restringing them to hang over the weekend although I will not be leaving the out the front as they are too precious to me. The photos show how they were, them sorted and then hanging to dry on the line.
I guess it has been a busy month but just not stitching wise, I wonder how much I will get done in June with all the Jubilee festivities and our holiday.
Saturday, 28 May 2022
Mary at Mary's Thread is the lovely host of the Smalls SAL. On the last Friday of the month we share our small stitching items that we have completed but not necessarily fully finished. As today is Saturday you can see I'm a day late in posting ... oops.
I have not stitched as much this month, I'm not sure why but I have been working on my tablecloth and finishing some more lovely letters se t in the post. I have also been stitching for the Needlecraft Haven Jubilee Exchange so although I only have two Smalls to show I think I have actually been busy.
My letters are L for my grandmother Lilian and a second E for Ernest the na e of both my grandfathers.
Monday, 23 May 2022
On Friday our daughter and her super boyfriend got engaged. We've had a super weekend in Cardiff celebrating.On the way we called a White Castle vineyard so we could celebrate with a glass of Welsh sparkling wine